Company Overview

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the mission of aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in the defense of North America.

We also track Santa Claus every December 24 through our NORAD Tracks Santa program.

Since 1955, NORAD has used satellites, high-powered radar, jet fighters and special Santa cameras to track Santa Claus as he makes his journey around the world. 


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2017 NORAD Tracks Santa Video

The holiday spirit is in full swing with NORAD Tracks Santa! Join Santa and his magic reindeer as they prepare for their epic journey across the world.

History of NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD's tradition of tracking Santa began in 1955, using cutting edge technology to provide real time updates on Santa's yuletide journey! Visit to learn more!

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Fri December 21, 2018, 02:37 PM EST

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Wed November 29, 2017, 02:41 PM EST

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Sat December 24, 2016, 03:23 PM EST

NORAD Tracks Santa is live now, check out here: https://www.facebook....

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Wed December 14, 2016, 07:12 PM EST

News Article / December 13, 2016 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. Royal Canadian Air Force The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is set to kick off the 61st anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey from the North Pole with the naming of escort pilots and tracking crews for the important job....

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In The News

Dec 13, 2016 | N/A, Government of Canada - Royal Canadian Air Force (website)

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